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post #321 of 459 (permalink) Old Jan 3rd, 2018, 12:16 am
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They are a couple of beautiful bikes in the pics Rossco. Didn't mean to be flippant about your shark attack, it must be bloody terrifying. I do a lot of nature watching and often speculate what it would be like if there was a larger creature that preyed on us, and the precautions that we would have to take.

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post #322 of 459 (permalink) Old Feb 5th, 2018, 2:35 am Thread Starter
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Hi Lads,

First off thanks to Cyclops for the interesting NCR thread. I have loved reading about them, and it is awesome that things like that still exist. Cheers buddy.

Been waiting on my painter to fit the fairing and headlight.
It is back and ready to have the brackets made.
While I was waiting I have been collecting parts and playing with this...:



Mocked up the fairing to see what the TT900 fairing would look like.




The headlight frame has been bent to accommodate the Yamaha light.
It is currently about 200mm too wide. I think I'll use some threaded rod to pull it back to the right size.
This weekend I'll make brackets, and sort the indicators so I can take the fairing for restoration and painting.



Fairing is more like an SS fairing than a MHR fairing. I really like it with the CEV light.



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Can you get your hands on the bars without your forearms touching the fairing? Things look...ummm...awkward in that vicinity...

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Good question SF I will also need to check out the relationship to the steering lock.
It is extremely small, no room for a rubber around the light hole.
The upper fairing mount will be interesting, the NCRs had a flat rod/ tube, but this has MHR air caps on the forks. Gonna be tight.

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Hi Lads.

G'day everyone who is interested,
Been making a little progress, parts are continuing to arrive.
The previous owners had expanded the headlight support to fit the Yamasaki headlight.

So I pulled it back to fit the CEV light, (purists feel free to look away now...).



Made a couple of half-moon brackets to suit.


Fitted the fairing and bubble, really cool old vintage fairing, yep SF everything fits.





Next up side brackets and remove air caps to clear the upper brace that'll need to be made.
This thing is dingo cool.

Thanks for looking.
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Hi Rossco,

I can assure you that loads of us are interested! It's looking really good and is becoming a really individual motorcycle, which is the objective I guess. Did you have any more progress on the wheels?


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Hi Colin, I don't have an objective other than to make a vintage Duke I can ride with the local vintage club. I have always wanted to modify my 900s2 but I just can't bring myself to do it.

This is a pile of parts, how bad can it be? This is what it originally looked like, but I got virtually none of the good bits.



The front Campa is here and I found where to get the 4 bolt rotors I need to bolt it in. I got a reasonable quote for the rear Marvic repop 3.5 to match the swingarm. Next step is fairing, swingarm and side stand to the painter.

Oh and I keep looking at frames.
Like the dude on the wallet wizzard commercial said 'this could be verrrrrrrry expensive'.

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It is extremely small, no room for a rubber around the light hole.
I was able to enlarge the headlight opening in an SS fairing by marking the shape I wanted and then using a flapper wheel to easily remove the excess so that the rubber seal could go on and give every thing a nice fit. The seal tidies things up and stops water and insects getting in behind. Cheers
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The trouble with changing frames is that hardly any of the brackets would fit the equipment that your bike came with, so it would be a massive undertaking. There are a few people making SS frame copies in Italy and they look mighty tempting.... I was hoping to build a lightweight SS myself one day, but the sands of time ran out.

BTW, if you want to save some weight, I run a tiny Red Top battery on my electric-start S2 and it starts it every time, saving about 10 LBS.

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I was able to enlarge the headlight opening in an SS fairing by marking the shape I wanted and then using a flapper wheel to easily remove the excess so that the rubber seal could go on and give every thing a nice fit
Thanks for the tip Ian. Might need to thin it a little too.

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The trouble with changing frames is that hardly any of the brackets would fit the equipment that your bike came with, so it would be a massive undertaking. There are a few people making SS frame copies in Italy and they look mighty tempting.....
Massive undertaking? Of course.

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I was hoping to build a lightweight SS myself one day, but the sands of time ran out.
Quit talking like that sensi.
Wax on, wax off.

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